Nancy Cougar Naranjo


        Fairview, New Mexico, United States    

Nancy Cougar Naranjo is an Eastern Cherokee quiltmaker from Fairveiw, New Mexico.
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Ethnic background/tribal affiliation:

Eastern Cherokee

Educational background:

B.A. Art, minor in zoology

Religious affiliation:

"The Pipe", Lakota Religion, Fool's Crow Band in MD

Occupation (if retired, former occupation):

Bank, worked in word processing; taught art to children; taught water colorss course by course, part time

Quiltmaker's maiden name:


Father's Name:

Norman Crone

Mother's Name:

Merry Christine Crone, born on Christmas Day

Spouse's/Spouses' name(s):

Robert Naranjo

Spouse's/Spouses' occupation:

Traditional pottery "with artwork, something that comes through, it's just there through 1000s of people over the ages."

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Other reasons the quiltmaker makes/made quilts.

Her two grandmothers quilt. Indian and French Grandma's quilt, mother taught her to applique, Dad taught to draw, his Dad was an architect. My Indian grandmother made YoYo quilts. Began quilting 25 years ago, is doing more hand-dyeing and painting techniques with recent quilts.

Name of quilting group(s):

Frederick Craftsmen Guild in Maryland for 7-8 years.

Estimate the number of quilts made by this maker:

more than 50

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Does/did the quiltmaker teach quilting?


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